The same American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/The Obesity Society guideline reports that weight loss maintenance strategies differ from strategies used to achieve weight loss. According to the panel: "Flexibility and willingness to try different approaches are recommended.
Patients should be advised that participation in a long-term (≥ 1 y) comprehensive weight loss maintenance program with monthly or more frequent contact, in person or by telephone, can improve successful weight maintenance."
Self-weighing frequently has been associated with favorable weight loss outcomes.
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Cite this: Fatima Cody Stanford, Evelyn S. Marienberg. Skill Checkup: A 43-Year-Old Woman Gains Weight After the Initial Weight Loss Achieved With Diet and Exercise - Medscape - Nov 14, 2023.